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Stories from Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NEW MADRID COUNTY: Stevens defeats Young for sheriff (08/07/12)
In New Madrid County: Terry Stevens defeated Anthony Young 2,064-1,890 for sheriff George Delisle defeated Jimmy McSpadden for coroner 2,329-1,611 Steve Riley defeated Michael Pyles 2,350-1,406 for treasurer
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY: Pullen defeats Jackson (08/07/12)
In Mississippi County: Mitch Pullen narrowly defeats Robert Jackson 383-376 for 1st District Commissioner Darrell Jones defeats Bobby McTigue for 2nd District Commissioner 510-265 Terry Parker defeats Donald Raithel for Mississippi County Coroner 1,363-144...
SCOTT COUNTY: Walter defeats Johnson (08/07/12)
In Scott County, sheriff Rick Walter defeats challenger Paul Johnson 2,047-526.
Election coverage can be found online (08/07/12)
Today is the primary election in Missouri, and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Races on the ballot include party nominations for statewide positions, a U.S. Senate seat, congressional seats, legislative districts and county offices. Look for live election night coverage at www.standard-democrat.com or on our Facebook page. Full stories on the election along with precinct breakdowns of locally contested races will be in Wednesday's Standard Democrat...
Football officially arrives at Kelly as fall practice begins (08/07/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Football has finally arrived at Kelly High School. Monday marked the first official day of practice for fall sports in Missouri and with it the Kelly Hawks officially took the field for the first time. Forty-three players donned maroon helmets and shoulder pads on Monday morning as coaches barked instructions and demonstrated proper technique. Kelly will field a junior varsity team this fall and will begin varsity play in 2014...
Initiative aims to renew hometown support of rodeo (08/07/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Several businesses and civic organizations in Sikeston have boosted their rodeo spirit this year. They're displaying more signage and rodeo-themed decorations in their store windows and front lawns, allowing staff members to dress in western wear this week, and some are even hosting activities to commemorate this year's 60th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo...
Taking the field (08/07/12)
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Council votes down rezoning amendment (08/07/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The process of getting a rezoning request approved is working fine, according to Sikeston city officials. During their regular meeting Monday, the Sikeston City Council unanimously voted down a bill which would have limited the ability to initiate a rezoning application to those owning or having a vested interest in a property; those having the consent of the property owner; and city officials...
Kicking it off (08/07/12)
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Roping events jump-start slack at Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel rodeo (08/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The slack portion of the 60th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicked off Monday in both the tie-down roping and team roping events. With just under a second separating the top three scores in tie-down roping, Cory Solomon won the night with a combined timed of 17.9 second after the two rounds. ...
Rosemary Quatmann (08/07/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rosemary Blanton Barr Quatmann, 92, of Cape Girardeau, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau Retirement Community. She is predeceased by her parents, Harry C. and Maureen Blanton; her sister, Maureen Klein Graham; first husband, Harry K. ...
Viola Farmer (08/07/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Retha "Viola" Farmer, 102, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Portageville. Survivors include: one son, Leo "Gene" Farmer of Portageville; one daughter, Leota Faye Mathenia of Pacific; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...
Almous Kuykendall (08/07/12)
HARRISONVILLE -- Almous Oscar "Al" Kuykendall, 76, died July 31, 2012. Born May 5, 1936, in Biggers, Ark., to the late Harry and Mirtie Kuykendall, he farmed in the Missouri Bootheel until 1970 when he moved to Belton. He worked 23 years at Cotter & Co. in South Kansas City and retired in 1993...
Richard Farquhar (08/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Richard Thomas Farquhar, 62, died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 8, 1949, in East Prairie, to the late Merrell Renfrew and Lynn Edith Cox Farquhar Parker, he had lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired Baptist minister serving most of his ministry at the Freewill Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Martha Robinson (08/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Martha Bell Robinson, 69, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Parma, to the late Earl and Beulah Nesler Sumner. On May 14, 1968, in New Madrid, she married Danny Robinson who survives of the home...
Larry Sprenger (08/07/12)
CHAFFEE -- Larry Gene Sprenger, 68, died Aug. 6, 2012, at his home. Born July 24, 1944, in Dutchtown, to the late Robert and Gladys Lucille Sprenger Lincoln, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a funeral director at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee from 1968 until he retired in 2002. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee and a member, past president, past vice president and 20-year board member of the Horseshoe Bend Fishing Club...
Sindy Cochran (08/07/12)
PUXICO -- Sindy Cochran, 79, died Aug. 6, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1933, in Asherville, to the late Edward Lee and Lucy Florence Julius Metcalf, she had lived most of her life in Puxico where she worked at the Puxico Press as a proofreader and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the VFW Post 7822 Ladies Auxiliary and the Thursday Culture Club...
Aubrey Cox (08/07/12)
OWENSVILLE - Aubrey Dean "Arb" Cox, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. Born Oct. 4, 1936, in Sikeston, to Alton Greenville and Mary Alice Williams Cox, he retired as a manager with General Motors in the St. Louis area. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War...